Dear ICMAC Friends,
On June 30 through July 2, 2023, the International Chinese Martial Arts Championship will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary. This is a significant milestone and I extend to all Sifus and Coaches a warm invitation to participate in what is sure to be a memorable event.
ICMAC has now returned to its roots and our focus is on promoting the Orlando tournament. Already in our last event we have seen teams attend from throughout the United States, and some competitors even came from overseas, even though some COVID restrictions were still in effect. Based on early inquiries, we anticipate out-of-state participants to increase significantly for 2023 as well as a notable increase in teams coming from other countries.
The 25th Anniversary will be hosted at the Caribe Royale Resort on World Center Drive in Orlando. We have access to the 50,000-square-foot Palms Ballroom for our championship (view ballroom). We also have negotiated a great rate for our group of $159.00 per night for Single or Double Occupancy. This rate is inclusive of parking (normally $28 + tax) and Resort Fee (normally $30 + tax). All rooms at the Caribe are spacious suites and the hotel is within easy reach of all Orlando Disney theme parks for which our group will have access to discounted tickets. Reserve Your Room Now.
We are adding more than 100 new divisions for this tournament as well as more Grand Champion categories. The Wushu divisions will also be expanded, and we are finally able to bring back Sanda/Sanshou now that most people are vaccinated and Covid seems to be under control. We will be featuring Chinese Sword Fencing.
We are happy to announce that all Grand Champion winners will receive a $250 prize in 32 different categories. Once again there will be a $1,000 prize for the most supportive school. In all there will be more than $30,000 in prizes and awards.
There will also be numerous seminars with renowned masters on different topics of Chinese martial arts. There will be many special events planned: Masters Showcase, ICMAC Hall of Fame Awards, Sanda Champion Finals, and much more.
The tournament is scheduled at a perfect time to coordinate with a family vacation since July 4th is on Tuesday following the tournament. Orlando not only features many theme parks but is also within a short drive to the world-famous Florida beaches. So come for the tournament and stay for the fun!
Always with gratitude,
President, International Chinese Martial Arts Championship (ICMAC)
“Friendship Through Martial Arts”